Sad News

I know I said no more updates until the chicks came, but while they are still on schedule for delivery tomorrow, there has been a sad development.

My Pet Chicken contacted us today about one of the chicks we had ordered, the Easter Egger.  It seems that the hatchery had something terrible happen, and they lost 17,000 of their hatching Easter Egger chicks.

So we will not be getting Frederica (or “Freddie”) as we had already named her.

The weird thing is, last night I dreamed we had been contacted because something had gone wrong, and they were no longer able to send one of the chicks. I woke up worried about which one it was, and hoping it wasn’t one of the rare and difficult to get ones (we can get Easter Egger chicks locally).

Everyone cross their fingers that everything goes ok with the shipment – we don’t want any more tragedies….

3 responses to “Sad News

  1. am enjoying the pics of the coop going up! what a great job you guys are doing! most people just slap this and that up and call it good. yours is a palace for chickens! what fun it will be when the chicks arrive!

  2. If you still decide you need Easter Eggers, there is always Craig’s list. We added two EE to our flock this year. The first one started laying at 18 weeks. Good luck with the rest of your hens. Love your coop

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